There are certain doubts which a person may experience while offering prayers. For the prayers to be meaningful it is a must that skepticism which is a biggest impediment of our prayers is removed. Prayer to be of immense value it is must that it is done with single mindedness / concentrated and with right attitude.

Prayers to be more productive should contain answers to our own answers.  Losing totally ourselves in Him; forgetting every other thing – even the contents of the prayer is the best sort of prayer. The prayer may be in any posture – sitting or standing that hardly matters. On sincerity counts.

The following are some of the paradoxes we face in our day to day prayers:-

  1. 1.  Even Person Committing Criminal Acts/ Irrational Acts Invokes Go.: It is a strange paradox that even persons committing some unethical and immoral acts remember Him for fructification of nefarious designs. It is as though they want to associate our Creator too in their evil acts! If that act proves a failure person concerned feels despondent and if his alleged act gets accomplished that person may think that this success is due to the intervention of other forces and with it that person thinks reward from the acts as legitimate and not ill-gotten! Some people also give part of this booty to others in charity etc  – a facade of purity on impure act! Is not it a moral dilemma of highest order?


  1. 2.  Only some Days Assigned for Serious Bhakti. Then there are some special / chosen days for prayers. During these days the places of worship are overcrowded. It is difficult sometimes to properly focus on the prayers during those days due to much hustle and bustle. Contrarily on other days the places of worship have a deserted look – just forlorn. The God must be saying what sort of love is this for Him – only for a few chosen days! Sorry to say but it is am undisputed fact. Is it with the notion that our Creator is available only on the days assigned and not on other days?


  1. 3.  Comparison / Competition in Prayer. Our God loves simplicity. Simple prayers. But some people use complex prayer methods in the form of Mantras etc as if God is only pleased / impressed with intricate prayers laced with difficult and long winding sentences. Occasionally there is onemanship in this too.


  1. 4.  When prayers not Answered. The predicament of a person who prays only for getting his / her prayers answered and if the prayers just do not get answered or their task not successful due to some other reason then that person just goes haywire and even turns atheist. You must also have seen people asking different bounties from Him and not for Him and His Love. We should always know that our Creator is all knowing being; all powerful in every respect and knows everything which will happen or not happen or about to happen. Then why to go with a list of demands as if going for purchase of merchandise after having made payment.


  1. 5.   Why not have total belief? Seemingly we just pray for the sake of a prayer only. Neither it is emanated from our heart nor with right attitude associated with it.  It goes to prove that we have some selfish motive even in our prayer to our Lord. Bereft of total belief / faith / right attitude. And in the absence of these all; our prayer just passes above our head. If our prayer is lackluster then can its result be lustrous!


  1. 6.  Some have more accessibility to our Lord? Some people hoodwink the gullible by promising moon. For this they may resort to some concocted tricks in order to impress general masses to make this commercial venture a successful one. Fact remains that there are people who can transform our lives by offering us suggestions / advices for following right path for getting His connectivity.


  1. 7.  Questions asked: Then there are people who ask unreasonable questions to make the prayers and its results and to fill the people with more doubts about it all.
  • Have you seen your God in person?
  • What is His form?

For me our God is Omniscient / Omnipresent. He is our Creator and we are made in His mould. Then why to have any doubt?






Author: Harbans

GOD is very compassionate with us in every way, need is to use those blessings which are the results of His bounties and thank Him for everything that He gives us. We should also share these bounties with our fellow-beings. I am the person who loves God and His Creations. I love my Creator and not fear Him. My children are adjusted to life, incommensurate, to their Karma and destiny. I have served as a Sr CGO for about 38 years in a Central Govt. Presently I am serving as an Adm Offer with an Engineering College. I am a spiritual person with liberal ways of thinking. I respect all the religions as I respect mine since I understand that all the religions are the pathways to a SINGLE ENTITY - paths for connecting with Him may be different but the ULTIMATE SOURCE IS ONE. I want to be a student till last day of my life. I am a homeopath also, which I pursue as a social service only. Happy moments, I take as God's Gifts, sad ones I take as His Test for me. I believe that He will surely assist me in this Test of His, come what may. Really. I have more belief in Him than I am on my own. You can comprehend my philosophy in life from my write-ups which I write while interacting with them. I firmly believe that every person has the special characteristic which other fellows cannot have and I respect that person as such. With the grace of Almighty God, a book entitled INNER THOUGHTS which could be purchased online from This book is based on the topics which have been penned down. That is why it is rightly said if intentions are good, everything goes well with you.


  1. fantastic post Harbans. i too share your feelings towards God, I think there are believers, non believers and in-betweens 🙂

    we are believers, who just know that we are a little part of God, so we dont exist without God.

    1. Sharmishthaji thanks for your valuable comments. Actually there are people who are responsible for our not understanding our Creator. They remain confusing us with their oft repeated complex surmises as if our God is afar from us and can be near to those who know those complex mantras!

      Fact remains we are the people who are having firm belief and really He resides in us. He is our savior..

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